Principal Magistrate Hilary Abeke of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court has ordered for the transfer of a suspected rape case involving one Peter Okiye to the Special Criminal Court in Banjul.
The magistrate gave the order after the police prosecutor Sergeant 544 Jaiteh applied for the case to be transferred to the High Court.
Prosecutor Jaiteh referred the court to Section 62 of the Criminal Procedure Court to back his application for the transfer of the case to the High Court and subsequently the magistrate granted his application.
Peter Okiye is accused of having unlawful carnal knowledge of a 13 year old minor girl in May this year.
by Modou Kanteh